Lauren Smith

Chief Financial Officer

Mrs. Smith has approximately 10 years large corporation accounting and tax experience.  Most recently, she was the Tax Manager for Terex Corporation.  In this supervisory position, she was responsible for FAS 109 reporting and tax compliance for the materials processing and mining segments.  She coordinated with business unit leadership on business and all tax matters.  As the Tax Manager for Asbury Automotive Group, a Fortune 500 company, she was the Head of the tax department.  Her responsibilities included tax reporting, preparation and disclosures.  She, in conjunction with the finance department, prepared 10-K and 10-Qs and addressed SEC reporting.  She was also responsible for continuous compliance with Federal and state tax audits and notices.  Mrs. Smith began her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP.  As a Senior Tax Associate, she worked on an extensive range of client tax issues during her tenure for: public companies, private client services, mergers and acquisitions, insurance, and business compliance services. Additionally, she handled tax filings for large law firms and hedge funds.

Mrs. Smith is a licensed CPA.  She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration and Spanish minor from the University of Georgia.  She also received a Master of Accountancy with a specialization in Tax from University of Georgia.